Project 6

Phonological and lexical effects on word learning in children with low and high vocabulary: Evidence from German (WP2)

ESR 6: Mireia Marimon


Prof. Dr. Barbara Höhle (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Thierry Nazzi (University Paris Descartes, France)
Judit Gervain (University Paris Descartes, France)

The aim of this project is to study whether the processing of detailed phonetic information during the recognition of known words and the learning of new words is affected by the size of children’s vocabulary by comparing children with low and high vocabulary.

Using eye-tracking and ERP measurements 14- and 20-month olds will be tested on their ability to detect minimal mispronunciations of known words and to learn simultaneously words that differ minimally phonetically.

To study effects of the phonological structure of the language to be learned (sound inventory, syllable structure) this project will be run in close collaboration with ESR7.




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